Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last Friday in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization which overturned Roe v. Wade, a transgender activist called for a "Supreme Court Assassination Challenge" on social media.
Eli Erlick, one of the founders of Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER), an organization that creates and distributes educational materials for non-binary students, and the creator of the "Gender Unicorn," a cartoon graphic for children to express their gender identity, tweeted and later deleted the remark the same day, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
But her tweet was captured and shared by several Twitter users.
Erlick's tweet also caught the attention of Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) who responded: "The unhinged radical left is calling for the assassination of our Supreme Court Justices. That's not the way to disagree with a decision in America. It is unacceptable, and Biden's DOJ must immediately act."
Erlick, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California at Santa Cruz, shrugged off Blackburn's response saying the assassination idea was an attempt at humor.
"I'm honored to be part of your fantasy of the 'unhinged left.' You not understanding the most basic tenants (sic) of Gen Z/millennial humor makes a lot of sense, though. Also, remember when you rallied your followers to kill Mike Pence?" Erlick claimed.
One user responded to Erlick, asking: "If it was a joke why did you delete it?"
Another user replied, "Yet if this was someone you targeted you'd be screaming for them to be de-platformed and canceled ...It's a-typical of the 'rules apply to YOU, but not to me crowd' ... Not sure this is the Ph.D material @ucsc is really looking for."
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